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Gambling revenue in Lithuania increased 66% YoY in H1 2022 as customers returned to land-based venues following the removal of Covid-19 restrictions.

Gross revenue for the six-month period amounted to €89.3m, up from €53.8m in the previous year when Covid-19 measures continued to affect land-based casinos, slot parlours and retail betting.

Land-based gaming revenue was up 1139.3% from €2.8m in 2021 to €34.7m. Category B slot machines with €0.50 stake limits were the main revenue generator, accounting for €15.3m. Uncapped category A generated €6.2m. Lottery ticket sales reached €65.2m, up 3.2%.

Online gambling also continued to grow despite the return of land-based options and the tight marketing restrictions on online gaming. Revenue was up 7.7% YoY at €54.9m. Category A online slots generated €15.5m and category B slots €683,313. Online sports betting revenue hit €9m and table games €3.5m.